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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-century America, this collection of 15,000 volumes is strong in Shakespeare’s most important editions, as well as source material, commentaries, and criticism. Additional collection strengths include translations of and commentaries on Shakespeare’s work; the works of his contemporaries such as Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson; Shakespeare’s 16th- and 17th-century sources; an extensive collection of portraits and illustrative material, some in proof form; the original subscription list for Boydell’s Illustrated Shakespeare, with the autographs of George iii and Queen Charlotte; correspondence of 19th-century antiquarian John Britton and great Shakespeare scholar James Halliwell-Phillipps; notes of editors and commentators inserted in various volumes; manuscripts in the hand of actor, playwright, and impresario David Garrick, including his play, Jubilee, written for the famous Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769; an early version of the music to Macbeth, now attributed to Richard Leveridge; and eight volumes of Thomas Pennant Barton’s own correspondence with book dealers and collectors documenting the growth of this extraordinary 15,000-volume collection.

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1517 Folengo, Teofilo, 1496-1544; Paganini, Alessandro, active 1513-1538, printer; Nodier, Charles, 1780-1844, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Imprint from colophon (P7 verso)
Imprint from colophon (leaf no. 199 verso)
Topic: Love stories
Colophon: El libro presente ... fue enesta inclita ciudad de Venecia. reimpsso por maestro Estephano da Sabio ... Lo acabo este año de Señor de.1534.a dias diez de julio ..
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1545 Elyot, Thomas, Sir, 1490?-1546; Miller, William Henry, 1789-1848, former owner; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Britwell Court (Buckinghamshire, England). Library, former owner
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Place of publication and printer's name from colophon; publication date conjectured by STC
Topic: Quotations, English
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1547 Bentivoglio, Ercole, 1506-1573; Giolito de' Ferrari, Gabriele, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-D́ı E℗£℗ø (E12 blank)
Signatures: A-Y[superscript 8]
Printer's device on title page
Topics: Language and culture, Love
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1553 Leonico, Angelo; Gherardo, Paolo, active 1543-1560, printer; Bonelli, Giovanni Maria, -1569, printer; Svajer, Amadei, former owner; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Colophon (O5 verso): In Vinegia, Per Giovan Maria Bonelli, M D LIII
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1554 Gower, John, 1325?-1408; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Wayland, H., former owner; Northmore, Thomas, 1766-1851, former owner; Griswold, Almon Whiting, former owner; Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Signatures: *́œ A-2Íœ
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1557 Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536; Chaloner, Thomas, Sir, 1521-1565, translator; Berthelet, Thomas, printer, attributed name; Powell, Thomas, active 1556-1563, printer; Parsons, George, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from Pforzheimer; date conjectured by ESTC
Printer's device on t.p
Topics: Catholic Church, Predestination
Printer's device on t.p
Topic: Negri, Francesco, 1500-1563
Printer's device on t.p
Topic: Catholic Church
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1562 Wilson, Thomas, 1525?-1581; Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536. Matrimonii encomium. English; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Terry, Henry, former owner
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Date precedes imprint on title page
Topics: Rhetoric, Oratory
This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
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1578 Bourne, William, -1583; Dawson, Thomas, -1620, printer; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, publisher; Honeyman, Thomas IV, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
Topics: Cartography, Measurement, Hydrology
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1578 Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Golding, Arthur, 1536-1606, translator; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Day, John, 1522-1584, bookseller; Smith, John Russell, 1810-1894, bookseller; Aitken, T. (Bookbinder); Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation of: De beneficiis
Topic: Charity
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1581 Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
Place and publisher cited from colophon
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
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1587 Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
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1587 Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
Ascribed, on doubtful grounds, to Robert Greene. The 1638 edition ascribes the authorship to T.G., who has been wrongly identified with Thomas Goffe (born in 1591)
Topic: Selim I, Sultan of the Turks, 1470-1520
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1595 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Creede, Thomas, d. 1619?, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Thomas Pennant Barton Collection (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
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Colophon: London. Printed by T.C. for William Ponsonbie. 1595
Topic: Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586
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1595 Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619; Short, Peter, -1603, printer; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Waterson, Simon, active 1584-1634, bookseller; MacKenzie, James, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
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1595 Welser, Marcus, 1558-1614, editor; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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Signatures: A-F́þ (F4 blank)
Topic: Apollonius of Tyre (Fictitious character)
Dedication signed: W.C., i.e. William Covell
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1595 Hurault, Jacques; Golding, Arthur, 1536-1606, translator; Islip, Adam, -1639, printer; Baird, William, 1654-1737, former owner
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Signatures: A-2I⁸
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science, Ethics, Military art and science
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1596 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Vickery, Willis, 1857-1932, former owner; Collier, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1876-1918, former owner; Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower, Duke of, 1758-1833, former owner; White, William Augustus, 1843-1927, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Dedication (A1v) identifies Edmund Spenser as the author
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1596 Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; White, William Augustus, 1843-1927, former owner; Slater Murphy, Ray, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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A-2Íı 2Ḱþ
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1598 Lyly, John, 1554?-1606; Creede, Thomas, -1619?, printer; Burby, Cuthbert, -1607, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Anonymous. By William Lyly
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1598 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Wise, Andrew, active 15th century-16th century, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner
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Two quarto editions of Richard II were printed by Valentine Simmes in 1598. They differ only slightly and are reprinted throughout. The two editions are primarily differentiated by the typographical peculiarities on their respective title pages. The first 1598 quarto has no commas after "Simmes" and "Church-yard," and no "e" at the end of "sold."
Topic: Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400
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1599 Peele, George, 1556-1596; Islip, Adam, -1639, printer; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Based in part on a work by Guillaume de Salluste, seigneur du Bartas.--Cf. ESTC
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1599 Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619; Waterson, Simon, active 1584-1634, bookseller; Short, Peter, -1603, printer; Jolley, Thomas, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's name from Pforzheimer
Topic: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C
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1599 Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; White, Edward, active 1577-1612, publisher; Chalmers, George, 1742-1825, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Sometimes attributed to Thomas Kyd
Topic: Su˜leyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 1495-1566
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1600 Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; N. L. (Nicholas Ling), active 1580-1607, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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B.I. = Ben Jonson
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1600 Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Islip, Adam, -1639, printer; Holme, WIlliam, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bartlett, Henrietta C. (Henrietta Collins), 1873-1963, correspondent; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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B.I. = Ben Jonson
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1600 Allott, Robert, active 1600; N. L. (Nicholas Ling), active 1580-1607, bookseller; Burby, Cuthbert, -1607, bookseller; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, bookseller; Wyman, William, former owner. MB; Freeling, Francis, Sir, 1764-1836, former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-2Ḱı
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1600 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
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1600 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, publisher; Roberts, James, -1618?, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-Íþ K℗ø
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1600 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Wise, Andrew, active 15th century-16th century, publisher; Aspley, William, -1640, publisher; Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
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1600 Nash, Thomas, 1567-1601; Stafford, Simon, active 1596-1626, printer; Burre, Walter, publisher; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner
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Mostly in verse
Topic: Sommers, William, -1560
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1600 Robinson, Richard, citizen of London, editor; East, Thomas, 1540?-1608? printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Regium Gymnasium Bruxellense, former owner. MB
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Epistle dedicatory to John Miller and the leathersellers dated July 1, 1600
A corrupt and shorter version, possibly a memorial reconstruction, of "Henry VI, part 3" by William Shakespeare, which first appeared in finished form in the First Folio
"An addition in proese to the second booke of Albions England", Y5r-Z7r; "An epitome of the whole historie of England", Z8r-2C7v
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1602 Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Rockytt, Henry, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Variously attributed to Thomas Dekker and to Thomas Middleton
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1602 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
First edition
Preface signed: S.H
Topics: Weston, William, 1550-1615, Catholic Church, Exorcism
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1603 Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
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1603 Davies, John, 1565?-1618; Barnes, Joseph, -1618, printer; Barnes, John, active 1600-1621, bookseller; Utterson, Edward Vernon, 1775 or 1776-1856, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Mackenzie, James, binder
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In verse
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1604 Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Probably issued with his Paraenesis and The monarchick tragedies (London, 1604).--Pforzheimer
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1604 Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, author; Creede, Thomas, -1619?, printer; Lownes, Humphrey, -1629, printer; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Man, Thomas, -1625, bookseller; Chalmers, George, Esq. former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mainly by Dekker, with contribution by Thomas Middleton of the speech in verse on p. [63]-[65]
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Anne, Queen, consort of James I, King of England, 1574-1619,...
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1604 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse
Topic: English drama
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1604 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Tuckett, Charles, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The Induction is written by John Webster
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1604 Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The Prince = Henry, Prince of Wales
Topic: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1594-1612
The first two words of the title are xylographic, with the "S" reversed
Topic: Drama
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1605 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Hodgets, John, active 1601-1625, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bridgewater House Library, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
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1605 Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural, Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
Signatures: A-K4, L2
Topic: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
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1606 Chapman, George, 1559?-1634; Simmes, Valentine, fl. 1585-1622; Holgate, William, former owner
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Printed by Valentine Simmes. The first edition
Topic: Drama
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1606 Chapman, George, 1559?-1634; Creede, Thomas, -1619?, printer; Holmes, William, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder
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This state has line 4 of the title page reads "Comedie, as it was sundrie times acted by her"
Signatures: A-H⁴
Topic: Drama
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1606 Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Waterson, Simon, active 1584-1634, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Bridgewater House Library, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A℗ø B-Ḱþ L℗ø(-L2)
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1606 Eld, George, -1624, printer; Wright, John, -1646, bookseller; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse
Author's name does not appear in text
Topic: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
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1606 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Cotton, William, -1609, bookseller; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
Printer's name from STC
Topic: Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
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1607 Buonaccorsi, Andrea, attributed name; Gosson, Henry, -1641, bookseller; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In this edition, A4v line 3 has: "saide."
Topic: Prophecies
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1607 Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Johnson, Arthur, -1631, bookseller; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Batten, David, binder
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Printers' and bookseller's names from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
1607 Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Darius; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedy of Croesus; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Alexandraean tragedy; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Iulius Caesar; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Another issue of the expanded reissue of 1607 in which the original title of The Alexandrean Tragedy, ℗đA2, is replaced by a cancel (verso blank) bearing an ornament in place of a lace ornament. The cancel is from a wholly different setting"--Greg
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
1607 Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-H⁴
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
1607 W. S; Smith, Wentworth, active 1601-1623; Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder
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Sometimes attributed to Thomas Middleton and to Wentworth Smith; also historically misattributed to William Shakespeare, presumably because of the initials, and included in the third folio of 1664
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
1607 Tourneur, Cyril, 1575?-1626; Eld, George, -1624, printer, publisher; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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By Cyril Tourneur. Cf. Dict. nat. biog. Also sometimes attribute to Thomas Middleton